Confirmed: US Was Holding Prisoners at Benghazi Consulate
Gen. David Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell, disclosed a peculiar twist in the Benghazi assault on October 26: That the United States of Obama was holding captured Libyan terrorists prisoners at the consulate compound in Benghazi. Broadwell further alleged that the assault on 9-11-12 may have been an effort to free those prisoners.
The CIA denied Broadwell's claim.
But Fox's Jennifer Griffin confirmed Broadwell's tale. Yes, the United States was holding prisoners at the consulate in Benghazi.
GRIFFIN: We have now learned those three prisoners had been held for a few days at the annex. And more than just Libyan militia members were held there. There may have been prisoners from other African countries, maybe even the Middle East, they were allegedly interrogated by CIA contractors. The CIA denies this saying the CIA has not had detention authority since January 2009. That's when the president signed Executive Order 13491. The CIA claims any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is quote "uninformed and baseless." But a separate well-placed source confirms to Fox News that the Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi may be a possible motive for the staged attack...
Well, what did the general's mistress know and when did she know it? What else did Petraeus' pillow talk reveal to the woman whose alleged stalkerish threats took him down?
If true, all of this adds to the reasons that Barack Obama would have been motivated to cover up the attack. He ran on closing Gitmo and undoing the CIA's wartime powers, but in Libya -- a quasi-state whose revolution he had overseen -- his CIA was using those wartime powers he had cynically run against and even written an executive order to do away with.
In addition to this, the attack on the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt on 9-11-12 was not a protest, but an effort to get a big terrorist kahuna freed from US prison. If that attack and the Benghazi attack had similar goals and happened on the same day, it's not unreasonable to believe that they were coordinated al Qaeda trikes.
But, but..."al Qaeda is on the run..."
It's also possible that Petraeus had the CIA holding prisoners outside his stated authority from the president. For that to be true, though, Petraeus would have had to worked with Stevens, and both would have known that they were breaking the president's directive. It seems more likely that Obama knew and authorized holding prisoners at Benghazi.
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